The Board was very pleased to honor Marge Klein with the Lion’s Pride Award for
May 2015. Marge is the Data Coordinator for the District. This involves, among
other things, preparing reports on students and staff for the State through their
Pennsylvania Information Management System or PIMS. The accuracy of these
reports are crucial to our funding and making sure we do not face fines. It also
involves what other would find to be an arduous chore of combing through
mountains of data but which Marge find to be an interesting puzzle to figure out.
She thrives on solving problems and interpreting the ways and hows of data for
other school district staff.
Marge came to this line of work through a circuitous path that began when her
youngest child entered 4th grade and she returned to work. She became a 10-
months guidance secretary at a middle school in the Central Bucks School District.
She then became a 12-month guidance secretary at Central Bucks High School
West. She spent 16 years in Central Bucks altogether. While there, she became
the unofficial “Help Desk” because of her interest in computer technology.
This led to a position as Assistant to the Director of Technology at New Hope-
Solebury School District, which ultimately led to her position in Lower Moreland.
In her sparetime, she likes to travel to Morocco where her two grandchildren live
with her daughter and son-in-law. She has been known to complete a PIMS report
from Morocco when the need arises.
She has another daughter who is a personal trainer at Highpoint Gym in Chalfont
and who also works for a church in Easton. Her son is a crime reporter in San
Francisco. Marge also loves to travel and has visited Spain and Italy and did a
cross-country train trip.
She makes her home in the same house in Warrington where she has lived for 43
years with her two dogs, Tessa and Natalie. Her next project is building a
treehouse in the backyard for when her grandkids come visit.
Marge is one of the staff people in the District who are essential to its operations,
but most people do not know much about her because she quietly goes about her
job with a tenaciousness that led her supervisor, Sue Casagrand, to nominate her
for this award. For her tireless work ethic, dedication to accuracy, and helpfulness
to others, the Board was pleased to award Marge Klein with the Lion’s Pride
Award for May 2015.